Laura is an expert in the conditions that enable people to thrive in professional and personal life. Her unique qualifications as a
Stanford University instructor, researcher and trainer enable her to deliver substantive knowledge and highly practical applications.
She has been applauded for her ability to distill highly complex concepts into simple practices and to guide participants toward
long-term change. Laura’s workshops are described as “life changing experiences.” Her enthusiasm, humor, authenticity, and
passion enhance participant engagement.
Choosing Happiness partners with Wisdom Labs where Laura is Chief Learning Officer. See WisdomLabs.com. In addition to this work, Laura is one of five master level teachers of Search Inside Yourself, a program developed at Google. She has co-authored four books: Mindfulness, Thrive, Mindful Leaders, and Enhancing Emotional Intelligence. She conducted her doctoral research in mindfulness at Harvard University, earned her PhD in psychology at Boston University, and since 2002, has been affiliated with Stanford University.
Laura has conducted trainings at Google, Hewlett-Packard, DES Architects, The Packard Foundation, LinkedIn, Genentech, Plantronics, Georgetown University, The Commonwealth Club and others. She is an international professional speaker who has presented in Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, India, and Vietnam.